Will I get wet on my rafting trip?
Yes you will. It's whitewater rafting, not canoeing. You will get pretty wet at some point or other in the day. There are drier spots in the boat, but there are no dry spots.
What should I bring with me on the river?
There are two general rules of thumb:
▪ Don’t take anything with you that you wouldn’t take into the shower.
▪ If you take it with you and it must come back, it should be attached.
You will get soaked, so will your camera, wallet, or camcorder. You shouldn’t bring a favorite hat or sunglasses along, unless they have a strap on them. It is a good idea to bring a bottle of water and some sunscreen.
What do I do with my towel and change of clothes?
Leave them in your vehicle so they are dry when you get back.
Will I fall out of the boat?
Your chances of falling out of the boat unintentionally are very small. Most people that fall out aren’t paying attention, or they think it’s time to go for a swim.
Are there times that we can swim in the river?
There are some beautiful stretches of flat water that are perfect for hopping out of the boat to cool off from the summer sun.
What do we do if it rains?
We go rafting in it. You are going to get wet anyway, so what is the concern? We have splash gear to loan you if the weather is less than perfect, but it is usually great all of the time.
Can I bring my dog?
Nope. We don’t think that’s a very good idea. Please leave the pets at home.
Do you provide drinking water?
We do not provide bottled water on the boat just at put ins and take outs.
Do we have to paddle back upriver?
Nope, the river will take us to where we need to go and it does not flow in a circle. The only exception is when your paddle captain skillfully guides your boat back through an eddy so that you can hit surf or hit the rapid one more time. You’ll love it!
What if the boat sinks?
We run self bailing Maravia inflatable rafts that are totally unsinkable. The boat is made of at least four separate chambers so that if one section has a leak, the others stay fully inflated. You have no worries here at all..
How old do you have to be to go on a rafting trip?
We recommend a child be 6 years old, and weigh at least 50 pounds.
Is my guide qualified?
RiverStone Adventures, LLC mandates that all guides maintain:
• CPR and First Aid certifications
• Swiftwater Rescue certifications or certificate of course completion
• Oregon State Marine Board License